Sunday, 18 August 2019

Simple Z fold cards

Hello my crafty friends

I hope you've all had a wonderful week. We managed to get away for a few days in our caravan, Dora. We love spending time in our little home on wheels, although it's tough without our furbaby, who went over the Rainbow Bridge 13 weeks ago tomorrow.. There was a 6 mile circular walk from the campsite that he would have loved - it was the first long walk in the country we've done without him that we both enjoyed ..... I know he was with us in spirit!

Today, I'm sharing some simple Z fold cards featuring the Beauty Abounds stamp set by Stampin' Up! I enjoy making slightly different cards and these fun fold cards are so easy to make. All of my examples are a standard A6 card so easily fit into a standard C6 envelope.

I've made a tutorial video for this first card which you can watch below but first thought I'd show you photo's, the list of products used and all the measurements.
 
 A view from the top so you can see the Z shape
Here it is laying flat - I created the border on the back layer so when a message is written in the blank space it can't be seen when the card is closed.
Supplies:-
Whisper White card cut @ 21cm x 14.9cm (8-1/4" x 5-7/8") scored @ 5.25cm x 10.5cm (2-1/16" x 4-1/8")
Brights DSP 6" x 6" pack - Poppy Parade cut @ 4.9cm x 14.6cm (1-7/8" x 5-3/4")
Poppy Parade card cut @ 10cm x 14.4cm (4" x 5-3/4")
Whisper White card cut @ 9.5cm x 13.9cm (3-3/4" x 5-1/2"), 7.5cm x 10.5cm (3" x 4-1/8") for rectangle and a scrap piece
So Saffron card cut @ 7.1cm x 10.5cm (2-7/8" x 4-1/8")
Beauty Abounds Cling stamp set
Butterfly Gala Photopolymer stamp set
Butterfly Gala Duet Punch
Stitched Rectangle dies
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
So Saffron Classic ink pad
Clear Wink of Stella
Multipurpose Glue
Blocks B, C and D

Click below to watch the video tutorial
Below is the version we made in class, the dimensions are exactly the same. Colours are Pacific Point, Soft Sea Foam and Basic Grey. The sentiment was stamped using the Stamparatus so they were evenly spaced apart and is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set.
This next card is a landscape version of a Z fold again using Beauty Abounds and Brights DSP in Gorgeous Grape. (Let me know if you need me to give you dimensions.) To add a bit of interest I added some loops of silver metallic thread behind the sentiment on the front of the card. I added a few basic rhinestones to the outside plus a few Gala Gingham adhesive backed sequins on the front and inside.
The top view so you can see the Z fold.
And inside - don't you just love the sentiments in this stamp set?
This next card is, I think, my favourite of all the cards I'm sharing today. The flower was created from tissue paper and the Perrenial Flower punch (inspired by another demonstrator but I can't for the life of me remember who at the moment) complete with one of the Perennial Essence Floral Centres and Perennial Essence Velum with the Leaf punch. The colours are Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.
 I had to share a close up of the flower - I just love it!
Top view again so you can see the Z fold.
For the inside I used some more of the DSP and a largest oval from the Stiched Shapes dies so there's space to write a message but it's hidden when the card is closed.
If you would like to purchase any of the products used simply click on the links above or photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the August Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in September.

Also don't forget that there's an amazing joining offer on at the moment so if you love crafting and would like to join my team please get in touch and if you have any questions, live in West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
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Monday, 12 August 2019

Bloom & Grow by Stampin' Up! Wedding card

Hi my crafty friends

I hope you're well. I'm a little late with my blog post and video as I spent Sunday in the garden and with friends.

Today I'm sharing cards made with the lovely Bloom & Grow stamp set from Stampin' Up!  The Budding Blooms dies co-ordinate with this photopolymer set and at the moment you can purchase them together as a bundle and save 10%!

The card below is the one I make in my latest tutorial which you can watch by clicking the link below. It is another example of #simplestamping (which believe it or not I find a real struggle) and I think it's really stylist and elegant.
Supplies:
Thick whisper white card base cut @ 21cm x 14.9cm, scored at 10.5cm.
Whisper white card cut @ 9.5cm x 13.9cm.
Bloom & Grow stamp set
Memento black ink
Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Granny apple green, Petal Pink blender pens (all light)
Basic adhesive backed sequins (pearl white)
Below is a card we made in class this week. The Calypso Coral layer is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder - I do love this folder. Granny Apple Green and Calypso Coral blender pens were used to colour the images. The ribbon is textured weave in granny apple green and the sentiment is heat embossed with black emboss powder. Happiness Blooms enamel dots and retired pearls add the finishing touch.
Below is my first attempt at a floating frame card - it was fiddly but well worth the effort. I first saw the technique demonstrated by the very talented Jennifer McGuire from the USA but have only just had a go. Each of the three floral images were stamped twice, coloured with blender pens and die cut with the Budding Blooms dies. I arranged them on a piece of scrap paper using temporary adhesive and die cut the appeture in the middle using one of the layering squares dies, trimmed the edges and then made the two cards adding the die cuts with dimensionals on thick whisper white card bases.
Below is another card using this set. The base is So Saffron and the whisper white layer is again embossed with the subtles folder. The sentiment is heat embossed in gold on a Stitched Shapes oval diecut. The main focal flowers are also heat embossed in gold on watercolour paper and coloured with aqua painters and reinkers. The smaller flowers were stamped and heat embossed before using the subtles embossing folder so they appear to be beneath the diecut focal image. I had a few stray bits of gold heat embossing which I covered with tiny butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty dies.
If you would like to purchase any of the products used simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the August Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in September.

If you have any questions, live in West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C

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Sunday, 4 August 2019

A Little Lace by Stampin' Up! - #simple stamping (and heat embossing)

Hello my crafty friends,

I hope you've had a good week - mine has been another busy one. Luckily, I found a few hours to "play" in my craft room, making some cards and designing projects for my card classes this coming Thursday and Saturday.

Today, I'm sharing cards featuring the gorgeous A Little Lace stamp set which at the moment you can purchase with two dies as a bundle and save 10%. The cling stamp set has some wonderful images and sentiments and the dies are absolutely stunning. This first card is clean and simple with a touch of elegance (in my humble opinion) and created with just two stamps.
I love a bit of heat embossing and white heat embossing on Crumb Cake card is wonderful.

To make this card you need:-
Crumb Cake card cut @ 14.9cm x 21m  - scored @ 10.5cm (5-7/8" x 8-1/4" - scored at 4-1/8").
Crumb Cake card cut @ 10cm x 14.4cm (4" x 5-5/8")
E Block
Versamark
White Heat Embossing powder
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends (light and dark)
Magnolia Lane combo ribbon pack - 21cm (8-1/4") of the Linen with white edges ribbon

Click below to watch how easy it is to make this stunning card:-
Below is the first card I made with the largest stamp and is a simple one layer birthday card.
The sentiment on the front is from Varied Vases and inside the Perennial Birthday stamp sets.
The card base on the next card is also Crumb Cake with Very Vanilla matting layers cut @ 10cm x 14.4cm (4" x 5-5/8") for the front and inside the card
For this card I stamped the largest image 3 times in Rich Razzleberry classic ink and spread the ink with a Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.  The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of very vanilla and punched out with the Pretty Label punch before being layered on an Everyday Label punched from a piece of Rich Razzleberry card. Beneath both of these is a piece of Burlap Ribbon. Gold Faceted gems are added to the centre of the flowers.
Inside the border stamp is added in Crumb Cake to either side of the Very Vanilla panel. The sentiment and hearts are stamped in Rich Razzleberry.

The next card is copied / inspired from the annual catalogue. How lovely and delicate is that piece of Whisper White, layered on top of the Bermuda Bay card base.  The hearts are die cut from Rich Razzleberry using the Stitched Labels dies.
I made the card below a few weeks ago for a friend who had invited me to her wedding. She's a purple girl like me. It was impossible to show in a photograph but the purple layer (Gorgeous Grape card) has been sprayed with my home made shimmer paint so is wonderfully sparkly. I used the edge die to cut the piece in two but ended up using both.
If you would like to purchase any of the products used simply click on the links in this post, the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the August Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in August.

If you have any questions, live in West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
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